Originally Posted by rcnutz
My idea is to replace nitro TC with an electric class with similar performance. I am not talking about small tracks, I know that electric will have similar performance. I believe foams can obtain a better lap time and much easier to drive in a high speed track. A format like nitro with pit stop(changing batteries/tires) and longer mains.
in no way should one be trying to replace a nitro class with an EP class.
way too different. if you want Nitro TC performance, run Mod ep TC.
same performance there, and you dont need to change anything. its already there.
i run both EP and Gas, they are very different cars to race, and the way you race them.both have their challenges, and seriously, you take challenge away, and you will get people loosing interest. EP 5 or 6 min races depending on the class you race. Mod, 5 mins is challenging, it is fast paced, and if you make a mistake, it is hard to make that time up in a race. tyre size doesnt change, so your car remains consistant from start to finnish. Nitro on the other hand, longer mains, more concentration periods, car changes so much due to tyre wear, and fuel stops are 3- 4 secs longer a lap. so you are still racing in the pits. if you try to do battery changes, and tyre changes to make EP mains longer, you are experimenting with danger. you are in such a rush to get things changed, that mistakes can happen. if you are the one changing batteries for a driver, and you accidentally reverse polarity, short out , or knock a heatsink out of position, and his race , equipment, or batteries all could be damaged.
i cant see why you would try to make a class like there is already a class going.
as for the tyres, Mod, no problem at all with grip . large open outdoor track that is designed for 8th scale Gas. just a couple of weeks ago, the Gas TC lap record got broken by a Mod car. so that goes to show its as fast already as gas. and if you doubt the consistancy, the 5 min time got bettered also.
R/C numbers in general are dropping, its got nothing to do with one class of racing to another, yes some guys will change to something that is cheaper, and fun, but Fun is had at the top level of racing too, you just need to work on that aspect of racing, and no matter what happens, people will be happy, if everyone is having Fun.